At the Hughes Charitable Foundation, it’s no secret: we’re big on love your neighbor. We’re also big on showing kindness to our communities at any opportunity. So, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, followed a few days later by National Random Act of Kindness Day, we wanted to invite and inspire you all to join us in showing love and kindness to those around us!
We’re thrilled to announce the #LoveYourNeighborChallenge!
We’re inviting all of you — anyone at all! — to take part in an act of kindness anytime between Monday, February 14 and Monday, February 21. Follow the simple steps below to share your entry via social media.
The most exciting part? At the end of the #LoveYourNeighborChallenge, our board will review all of the entries, and select a winner to receive a $1000 gift in their honor to the nonprofit of their choice! (You can check the full list of pre-selected nonprofit options below.)
All you need to do is complete an act of kindness and share it with us. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, tag @hughescharitablefoundation, the nonprofit that you’d like to give the prize to if you win, and of course, #LoveYourNeighborChallenge. When we sit down to select a winner, we’ll be looking for people who made a genuine sacrifice of time or treasure, got outside of their comfort zone to show kindness, and made an effort to forge a new relationship with a person or organization.
There’s no shortage of great ways to give the gift of kindness to others. Volunteer at a food bank or homeless shelter. Sign up to be a mentor to a young person in your community. Foster a homeless pet or take them for a walk. Craft some cards and treats to bring to a nearby nursing home. Clean up litter along a stretch of local roadway. Cook a meal for a family in need, or bring takeout to local first responders. Shovel someone’s driveway. The options are endless!
We can’t wait to see how all the ways you can love your neighbor! And we can’t wait to make a $1,000 donation to the winner’s chosen nonprofit!
Get out there and let your kindness shine!
Molly & Waynes Hughes and the Hughes Charitable Foundation
The #LoveYourNeighborChallenge is all about spreading love across our communities! Anyone can participate — here’s how!
At the end of the Challenge (after February 21, 2022), the Board of the Hughes Charitable Foundation will select a winner. Their decision will be based on individuals or small groups who:
Contact Madison Kwasny with any questions at Madison@HughesCF.org.
Nonprofits can download a Press Release Template and #LoveYourNeighborChallenge social media graphics here.